Friday, January 27, 2023
HomeLaw and orderCrackdown on impunity: DPP’s Viola arrested for pawning government vehicle

Crackdown on impunity: DPP’s Viola arrested for pawning government vehicle

Nankhumwa and Viola at Chikwawa Police Station

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Police in Chikwawa district have arrested Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member Gerald Viola for using a government vehicle as collateral to obtain a loan from a Ngabu based usury businessman.  

Southern Region Police spokesperson Ramsy Mshani has confirmed.

Viola, who is the deputy chief executive officer of the National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA), is reportedly to have pawned the government vehicle last year.

But this week some officials from the Office of the President and Cabinet identified the vehicle at Ngabu Trading Centre and they immediately reprted the matter to police so that they can confiscate it.

the missing car

According to OPC officials, the original number plate of the vehicle— a black Toyota Camry—is MG489AE but the loan shark changed it to ZA 8831.

As a DPP sympathizer, viola was today morning visited by by Leader of Opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa.

Nankhumwa also visited Ward councilor Jomo Osman at Limbe Police Station before proceeding to Chikwawa.

Jomo Osman: re-arrested

Osman has been re-arrested on accusations that he assaulted UTM party members and former legislature Allan Ngumuya in Blantyre.

He is also being accused of assaulting a boy for wearing Malawi Congress Party (MCP) cloth ahead of the May 2019 tripartite elections.

Osman was granted bail last week by the Blantyre Magistrate Court when he was charged with malicious damage and theft contrary to section 344(1) and 278 of the Penal Code.

During the campaign period the Tonse Alliance promised to end impunity in government by arresting all government-sponsored criminals and all looters and plunders of the public resources.

Yesterday 12 police officers were arrested in connection with the death of murder suspect Buleya Lule who died in police custody.

Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) official Rosa Mbilizi is also behind bars for abusing her office.

The Maravi Post has over one billion views since its inception in December of 2009. Viewed in over 100 countries Follow US: Twitter @maravipost Facebook Page : maravipost Instagram: maravipost    
Maneno Chimulala
Maneno Chimulala
I am a journalist, educator, and activist with passion for telling stories about social justice, sports and political issues. I graduated from Mzuzu University. I started my career at the Maravi Post online publication in 2012 as an intern while in college. Upon graduating from Mzuzu University I was offered a job as Sports Reporter because of my background as a goalkeeper and rose to the position of sub editor. I also had a short stint with Nyasatimes, Malawi Punch and Malawi Digest. Over the past seven years, I have worked intimately with rural organizations and communities in Malawi on human rights, girl child education and grassroots development projects. With an academic background in education, I also volunteer as male champion for girls’ education under Girls Empowerment Networks (GENET) in Malawi’s South West Education Division (SWED).

Most Popular

Recent Comments

The History of online Casinos – Agora Poker – hao029 on The History of online Casinos
Five factors that will determine #NigeriaDecides2023 - NEWSCABAL on Leadership Is Difficult Because Governance Is Very Stubborn, By Owei Lakemfa
Asal Usul Texas Holdem Poker – Agora Poker – hao029 on The Origins of Texas Holdem Poker
Malawi has asked Mike Tyson to be its cannabis ambassador - Techio on Malawi lawmaker Chomanika against Mike Tyson’s appointment as Cannabis Brand Ambassador over sex offence
Finley Mbella on Brand Chakwera leaks Part 1
Maria Eduarda Bernardo on The 2021 Guide to Trading Forex Online
Atsogo Kemso, Political Foot Soldier on Why MCP and UTM Alliance Will Fail
Em. Prof. Willem Van Cotthem - Ghent University, Belgium on Malawi army, National bank cover Chilumba barrack with trees
Christopher Murdock on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Samantha The Hammer on Why dating older woman is dangerous?
Muhindo Isevahani on The Cold War Against TB Joshua
JCON/SCOAN/BKN(888/8885/8808) on The Cold War Against TB Joshua
Keen Observer on Jesse Kabwila, Then and Now
Francesco Sinibaldi on Advertising in 2020 and beyond